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Katie Price avoids jail after pleading guilty to breaching restraining order


Katie Price has been handed an 18-month community order at Lewes Crown Court. The former glamour model will have to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work after admitting breaching a restraining order.

She breached the condition by sending abusive messages to her ex-husband Kieran Hayler about his fiancée Michelle Penticost. The mum-of-five arrived at court this morning ahead of the verdict and was overhead saying “suck my d**k” as she made her way past reporters, one of whom asked her about the chance she could go to prison, writes The Mirror.

Katie’s court attire was a striking green tracksuit and oversized fluffy bag and her fiance Carl Woods supporting her and held her hand as they walked into the court together. The former Love Island contestant, 33, sat in the public gallery as Katie looked straight ahead as the details of her offence were read out at the start of the sentencing

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The court then heard the text message Katie sent ex-husband Kieran that was in breach of the restraining order in place against her. Katie’s former husband Kieran was also present in the courtroom and seen ‘looking down’ at one point on Friday.



Katie Price alongside fiancee Carl Woods arrives at Lewes Crown Court
Katie Price, pictured alongside fiancee Carl Woods, admitted breaching a restraining order during an appearance at Lewes Crown Court

It was then heard how the star has lived her life in the public eye since the age of 17, and voluntarily sought treatment at The Priory on two occasions in the past. “One has good days and bad days. There’s no escape. There’s always something there attempting to put a spin on it,” Katie’s defence said prior to the sentence being revealed.

Katie’s defence counsel said “there was a considerable problem in her life” at the time of the offence, in relation to access to her children. However, she is having therapy, which is “working”, and she is not acting impulsively. The star’s defence counsel added that she has shown “clear signs of remorse” and that the messages, relating to Michelle, were aimed directly at her ex-partner, Kieran.

The star has a depressive disorder, according to her doctor, is “learning to cope with her issues”.

Nicholas Hamblin, representing Katie Price, said his client had pleaded guilty to the breach but she had been under a “misunderstanding” that the restraining order “worked both ways”.

He said there was an element of “provocation” and she had been “over-reacting as she felt she was being criticised”.

The star’s lawyer added that Katie had sought help for her emotional problems at the Priory Clinic.



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Katie Price avoided jail

He said she suffered from a “depressive disorder and anxiety”, and added: “Miss Price is learning to cope with her emotional problems and to not react in the way she has in this case.”

He continued: “She has two different personalities, the public one and the vulnerable one of being in the public eye and every day in the public eye no matter what she does.

“It’s perhaps a case of building someone up only to knock them down.”

He added that “there was a lot of good to be said” for Katie and she was considered in a probation report to be at “low risk of reoffending”.

He added: “She has shown signs of remorse, she accepts an indirect breach.”

Mr Hamblin continued to tell the court how Katie’s guilty plea is an apology – more specifically, “an apology to Ms Penticost”.

The reality TV star, 44, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, after previously pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order against her ex-husband Kieran Hayler’s fiancée, Michelle Penticost.



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Katie and her ex-husband Kieran

Crawley Magistrates’ Court heard back in April, Katie sent her ex Kieran, 35, a foul mouthed text in which she called his fiancée a “c***ing wh*** piece of s***” and a “gutter s**g”.

Katie committed the offence while on a suspended 12 month sentence, after previously admitting to drink-driving while disqualified and without insurance last year.

Katie spent the night before the hearing at one of her make-up masterclasses, where she was pictured dabbing away tears in her eyes and being comforted by friend Aisleyne-Horgan Wallace, who hosted the event.

On Wednesday Katie was seen celebrating her younger sister Sophie Price’s wedding, with the family day reportedly brought forward two days over fears she could be sentenced to prison.

Her partner Carl Woods was absent from the event, after reports he was ‘banned’ by bride Sophie.



Katie Price's fiance Carl Woods wishes he could 'escape' as she swerves jail time
Katie Price with current fiance Carl Woods

Katie started dating the car salesman in 2019 following her split from third husband Kieran.

The pair divorced in 2021 after eight years of marriage.

In April, Crawley Magistrates’ Court heard Katie sent Kieran a expletive laden message on January 21, saying: “Tell your c***ing wh*** piece of s*** girlfriend not to start on me – she has a restraining order so shouldn’t try to antagonise as she is in breach.

“I am sure she doesn’t want people knowing she was having an affair with you behind my back the gutter s**g.”

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